Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling

This Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling is a delicious fall cake - sure to delight with its warm flavours!

This Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling is a delicious fall cake – sure to delight with its warm flavours!

Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chunky cinnamon applesauce*
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Filling

 

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided

 

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper.

 

 

Mix wet ingredients and then add all the dry ingredients and stir to combine until just mixed but smooth. Do not overmix.

 

 

Divide batter evenly between the three cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Set cake aside to let it cool in the pans for 30 minutes to an hour, and then drag a knife along the outside of the cake to make sure it isn’t sticking to the pan at all before removing the cake from the pan.

Level the cakes using a cake leveler to remove the curved top. Toss top, or use in another recipe like cake pops or cake truffles.

 

 

Using a hand-held mixer, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and blend until all the sugar is incorporated.

 

Add in the heavy cream and maple syrup and blend with a mixer.

 

Reserve a small amount of icing/filling if you want to decorate the top of the cake with an icing bag. Fold in the ¾ of the walnuts to the remaining filling, reserving a handful for the top of the cake.

 

To assemble the cake, start with one of the layers top side down on a cake plate. Add 1/3 of the filling to the top, and spread it evenly over the cake. Repeat this process with the remaining cake layers and the filling.

 

 

Scrape the filling along the outside of the cake to lightly frost it with a pastry scraper.

 

Decorate the top of the cake if desired.

 

This Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling is a delicious fall cake - sure to delight with its warm flavours!

 

Notes

Regular applesauce can be substituted, but increase the cinnamon in the recipe to 1 ½ teaspoons.

 

This Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling is a delicious fall cake - sure to delight with its warm flavours!

Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chunky cinnamon applesauce*
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Filling
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 8-inch round cake pans with non-stick cooking spray and line the bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper.
  2. Mix wet ingredients and then add all the dry ingredients and stir to combine until just mixed but smooth. Do not overmix.
  3. Divide batter evenly between the three cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Set cake aside to let it cool in the pans for 30 minutes to an hour, and then drag a knife along the outside of the cake to make sure it isn’t sticking to the pan at all before removing the cake from the pan.
  5. Level the cakes using a cake leveler to remove the curved top. Toss top, or use in another recipe like cake pops or cake truffles.
  6. Using a hand-held mixer, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and blend until all the sugar is incorporated.
  7. Add in the heavy cream and maple syrup and blend with a mixer. Reserve a small amount of icing/filling if you want to decorate the top of the cake with an icing bag. Fold in the ¾ of the walnuts to the remaining filling, reserving a handful for the top of the cake.
  8. To assemble the cake, start with one of the layers top side down on a cake plate. Add 1/3 of the filling to the top, and spread it evenly over the cake. Repeat this process with the remaining cake layers and the filling. Scrape the filling along the outside of the cake to lightly frost it with a pastry scraper. Decorate the top of the cake if desired.
Recipe Notes

Regular applesauce can be substituted, but increase the cinnamon in the recipe to 1 ½ teaspoons.

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Apple Torte with Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Filling

  1. Cannot wait to try this recipe. It looks and sounds amazing. I love your page Elizabeth and follow it closely, especially since I am a Canadian Mom too, and i was wondering if there is any way to pin your recipes and crafts.

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